Senior Alert Flyers and Webinars

Scam alert information

What are the Senior Alert Flyers?

With the collaboration of Wyoming AARPWyCOA, the Wyoming Department of Aging, and the FTC, the CyberWyoming Alliance provides scam alert information in flyer format to be sent with senior meal deliveries.

Statistics show that seniors are more at risk for internet fraud. The FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center compiles reported losses from internet related scams.

If your Wyoming senior center provides meals and wants to participate in the Senior Alert flyer program, contact us at info@cyberwyoming.org to get a fact sheet. The Wyoming Department of Aging has stated that Title IIIB funds can be used to pay for printing costs associated with providing flyers to your senior clients.

Cyber Crime Webinar

Meet Jeff and Mary

Learn about this couple’s experience with a tech support scam and the emotions it brought about.  

Thanks to PC Matic for sponsoring this informative webinar and thanks to this brave couple for talking about their fears, their emotions, and their real life advice to combat the fraudsters.

Register to watch the webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1827850559956574047

Tech Support Scam Definition

When fraudsters pretend to be from reputable tech companies, exploiting fears about computer viruses and other digital threats to trick people into giving them money or access to their computers. 

In 2023, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported over $900 million in tech support losses.

AARP REST PROGRAM

The AARP Fraud Watch Network and Volunteers of America (VOA) created a new, free program to provide emotional support for people impacted by a scam or fraud.

ReST, which stands for resilience, strength and time, features small groups whose members are led in discussion by one or more trained peer facilitators. These online, hour-long sessions help you to re-establish trust, integrate your experience and build back your resilience despite a difficult and painful occurrence. Discussions are confidential and you are welcome to attend one session or several – it’s your choice.

Experiencing a scam can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to define you. Sign up for a session and take an important step toward emotional recovery. Visit www.aarp.org/fraudsupport to learn more about the free program and register today. Remember, you are not alone.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline

The AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline is a free resource for all, regardless of age. Don’t hesitate to call!

1-877-908-3360

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